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Wings Ranked 4th In A Prospect Pool

from Devin Little (admitted Detroit fan) of Sports Medai Pass,

The Red Wings’ rebuild remains steady as the team continues to accumulate picks and prospects. This ranking is subject to debate depending on one’s view of Zadina. The sixth overall pick in 2018 didn’t exactly light up the AHL last year, but he showed promise in the NHL. The talent is there, and many still see him as a potential top-line winger.

As a sniper, Zadina is heavily reliant upon having a good playmaker on his line. His lone goal in the NHL game from defender Filip Hronek teeing him up on the power-play. The next evolution in Zadina’s game needs to be the ability to create for himself. When you can create your own chances, you open space for your teammates. Also, you give your team options with the lineup as you don’t need that dedicated playmaker beside you.

Veleno looks more and more like an absolute steal at 30th overall in 2018. However, it’s the development of Seider that is key to Detroit’s long-term future.

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As a sniper, Zadina is heavily reliant upon having a good playmaker on his line

I have to disagree, especially after Awood’s zadina highlights.  Hes much more dynamic than billed.  His shot is pro and zi think that’s what scouts honed in on with what’s going to make him successful.  Hes a highly skilled player if you watch him though, threat for the pass or the shot and his pass game is top notch as well. 

Hes not going to be an Ovi, floater looking for open ice hes going to be a puck on stick player, imo. 

Similar to making Mantha a net front because of his size when it turns out hes much better at playin his own game outside.

I’m excited to see him figure it out and get it going.

Posted by ThatGuy on 08/13/19 at 02:26 PM ET

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